Webcasts and Education
In this presentation: <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasting features </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasting and education ...
Webcast <ul><li>A webcast in its simplest form is streaming media. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a live event (broadcast at ...
Making it a little more complex… <ul><li>Slides-  to help illustrate your point </li></ul><ul><li>Registration-  so you kn...
Making it a little more complex… <ul><li>Translation-  the webcast can be translated into different languages </li></ul><u...
Uses of webcasts: <ul><li>Business: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training videos to reach entire sections of the company in a tim...
Uses of webcasts: <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerts (U2 will be stre...
Webcasting in Education <ul><li>In this age of technology the way students learn is changing.  Students turn to the intern...
Webcasts can be used for: <ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing education </li></ul><ul><li>College </li>...
Webcasting in Education <ul><li>Webcasts provide teachers with options on how to reach and teach students.  For example, i...
Teachers can: <ul><li>Have students watch preexisting webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Create webcasts and have students watch t...
Reasons to use Webcasting <ul><li>Inexpensive (always a plus!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All it takes is a webcam or video cam...
Reasons to use Webcasting <ul><li>Stimulating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can see and hear the video while interacting with ...
Websites that allow you to create your own free webcasts! <ul><li>WebcastMaker  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.0 http://www.gold-...
NETS Alignment <ul><li>Webcasting meets all the criteria of NETS (well, all except one on the teachers side).  Having stud...
NETS Alignment Students: <ul><li>1.Creativity and Innovation:  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge...
NETS Alignment Teachers: <ul><li>1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity:  Teachers use their knowledge ...
Horizontal Curricular Support <ul><li>Webcasting on the surface does not provide horizontal support, but it can. </li></ul...
Vertical Curricular Support <ul><li>It is a little trickier for webcasting to be used for vertical curricular support. </l...
Great Webcasting Websites <ul><li>Worldbridges- “A community of communities that use 'homegrown webcasting' and other new ...
Great Webcasting Websites <ul><li>Webcast America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://webcast50.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A...
Webcasting in Your Classroom: Making it into a group project <ul><li>Producer  – plan topic, guests, line up hosts, schedu...
Webcasting in Your Classroom: Making it into a group project <ul><li>Hosts  – The Producer, Director, DJ, Chat Concierge a...
What the experts say… <ul><li>“ In the search for a cost-effective method of delivering teaching to dispersed groups of st...
What the experts say… <ul><li>“ Webcasting may offer educational benefits including increased participation and discussion...
The Government and Webcasting <ul><li>U.S. Department of Education has many webcasts available for students, parents, teac...
Final Thought <ul><li>Webcasts are so easy to use and do not require training.  There are many great webcasts and webcasti...
Your Turn <ul><li>There are so many components to webcasting, what aspect do you think is the most beneficial?  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>You have successfully submitted &quot;Technology Skills&quot;Submitted: 12/22/2009 09:43:55 PM EST Submitted To: M...
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  1. 1. Webcasts and Education
  2. 2. In this presentation: <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasting features </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasting and education </li></ul><ul><li>Great sites for webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Expert opinions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Webcast <ul><li>A webcast in its simplest form is streaming media. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a live event (broadcast at a fixed date and time) or on demand (viewable any time). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Making it a little more complex… <ul><li>Slides- to help illustrate your point </li></ul><ul><li>Registration- so you know exactly who watches </li></ul><ul><li>Polling- making it interactive and engaging by having viewers answer questions during the webcast </li></ul><ul><li>Chat- viewers can interact and talk to each other during the webcast </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making it a little more complex… <ul><li>Translation- the webcast can be translated into different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Question Box- viewers can type in their questions to be answered by the presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A- the presenter will answer questions that were submitted during the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Survey- viewers respond to the presenter and provide valuable feedback </li></ul>
  6. 6. Uses of webcasts: <ul><li>Business: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training videos to reach entire sections of the company in a timely and cost effective manner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To get other companies interested in their products (lead generation). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company meetings where members across the globe can attend (without travel!). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Uses of webcasts: <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerts (U2 will be streaming one of their concerts on YouTube) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updating your family and friends on important events in your life (weddings, sporting events, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Advertising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Eagle allowed its customers to view an All American Rejects concert via webcast </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Webcasting in Education <ul><li>In this age of technology the way students learn is changing. Students turn to the internet to find everything they need and more for their assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>How can educators tap into the use of the internet to help reach their students? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Webcasts can be used for: <ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing education </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>High school and middle school </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary school </li></ul>
  10. 10. Webcasting in Education <ul><li>Webcasts provide teachers with options on how to reach and teach students. For example, introduce the assignment, have students watch/create the webcast, and then do a follow up activity. </li></ul>Pre-Event Event Post-Event
  11. 11. Teachers can: <ul><li>Have students watch preexisting webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Create webcasts and have students watch them. This option ensures that the students see all of the required material </li></ul><ul><li>Have students create their own webcasts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reasons to use Webcasting <ul><li>Inexpensive (always a plus!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All it takes is a webcam or video camera, internet connection, and a computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or a little time surfing the web to find one that works for you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, parents, and coworkers can watch the webcast in school, at home, or anywhere they have access to the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Larger Audiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools can use webcasts to increase parental awareness in a more personal and detailed manner than letters sent home. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Reasons to use Webcasting <ul><li>Stimulating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can see and hear the video while interacting with the presenter and others watching the same thing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students get an opportunity to express themselves in a meaningful and different way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students around the world can watch the same webcast (using the translation feature) and then engage in meaningful discussion about it </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Websites that allow you to create your own free webcasts! <ul><li>WebcastMaker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.0 http://www.gold-software.com/download8692.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are two options, be sure to download the free version. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USTREAM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ustream.tv/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All you need is your computer and a camera. Your sessions can be recorded on this just make sure you hit record when you start and save when you’re done. This could be my favorite free site yet! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. NETS Alignment <ul><li>Webcasting meets all the criteria of NETS (well, all except one on the teachers side). Having students create a webcasts is a great way to have students reach the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and gain a complete understanding of material. </li></ul>
  16. 16. NETS Alignment Students: <ul><li>1.Creativity and Innovation:  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. (a, b, and c (in some cases) </li></ul><ul><li>2.Communication and Collaboration:  Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. (a, b and d) </li></ul><ul><li>3.Research and Information Fluency:  Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. (b and d) </li></ul><ul><li>4.Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making:  Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. (a and b) </li></ul><ul><li>5.Digital Citizenship  Students: understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. (a) </li></ul><ul><li>6.Technology Operations and Concepts:  Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. (a, b, c, and d) </li></ul>
  17. 17. NETS Alignment Teachers: <ul><li>1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity: Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. (a,b,c, and d) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments: Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. (a and d) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning: Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. (b ,c, and d) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility: Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. (a and c) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Horizontal Curricular Support <ul><li>Webcasting on the surface does not provide horizontal support, but it can. </li></ul><ul><li>By working together, teachers can create a webcast or a series of webcasts that ensure that the teachers are on the same page, meeting the standards, and staying on the same time page. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Vertical Curricular Support <ul><li>It is a little trickier for webcasting to be used for vertical curricular support. </li></ul><ul><li>By having students watch a webcast on the first day of class and completing the polling that goes along with it, teachers can gauge the students’ level and see what areas need to be reinforced throughout the year. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Great Webcasting Websites <ul><li>Worldbridges- “A community of communities that use 'homegrown webcasting' and other new media technologies to help people connect, learn, & collaborate.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.worldbridges.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It has many scheduled webcasts each week focusing on different topics. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED)- “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are great short talks about a wide variety of topics. The talks are often complicated, but they are great for those who always want to learn and to discuss in secondary classrooms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ted.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/results.php?cat=3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcasts on many different subjects including religion, science and technology, education, government and more. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Great Webcasting Websites <ul><li>Webcast America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://webcast50.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A fantastic website. It allows people around the world to watch high school athletic events. Students from the school are paid to video and do a play by play of the events. The events are then archived for one year. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The content is not always appropriate for school and some may not be accurate. However, there are very entertaining videos and some videos (including documentaries) that are great for the classroom TeacherTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// teachertube.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great media that can be used in the classroom. Still check for accuracy before using the material though. See Danielle Choo’s presentation for more great information on the site. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Webcasting in Your Classroom: Making it into a group project <ul><li>Producer – plan topic, guests, line up hosts, schedule and assign roles </li></ul><ul><li>Streamer – set up the stream, test and manage the stream 30 minutes prior to the show. </li></ul><ul><li>DJ – this individual will record the show, edit if necessary and post. They will ensure quality audio and remind the Director or another team member to record a backup copy. </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Concierge – This person will be part of the conversation but in charge of welcoming people as they join the chat room. They will instruct new participants who can’t seem to get the stream. They will also bring up the questions posted in the chat room as they represent the silent participant. </li></ul><ul><li>Scribe – You may want to line up web resources prior to the show and be ready to locate and post more as needed. The scribe will find and post the links people need in the chat room. This person typically is very resourceful, a fast searcher and has a well stocked Delicious list on hand. </li></ul><ul><li>From Webcast Academy. http://www.webcastacademy.net/webcast-academy-faq </li></ul>
  23. 23. Webcasting in Your Classroom: Making it into a group project <ul><li>Hosts – The Producer, Director, DJ, Chat Concierge and Scribe will all be part of the conference. As a team you can decide who will be the primary speaker, announcing the opening and closing etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Guests – those who will be part of the audio conference. The Producer should brief the guests prior to the show so they can test Skype and add contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Active Participants – people in the chat room who post comments and questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Listeners – stream only people. </li></ul><ul><li>Downloaders – the individuals who download the podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Peers – fellow webcasters who will be happy to give you feedback or answer questions. Keep an emergency Skype ID in your contact list. </li></ul><ul><li>From Webcast Academy. http://www.webcastacademy.net/webcast-academy-faq </li></ul>
  24. 24. What the experts say… <ul><li>“ In the search for a cost-effective method of delivering teaching to dispersed groups of students, webcasting is proving successful. By taking video streams and transmitting them over the Internet it allows events such as lectures, seminars, webinars and tuition sessions to be made accessible to participants in many different, remote locations. Moreover, the webcasts can be stored on a normal PC to give, those unable to see the original broadcast, the opportunity to watch it at a later, more convenient time; similarly it can be used by students for revision purposes. New developments have allowed a useful level of interactivity between presenters and students, and between students themselves. As part of a recent project at a UK dental school, webcasting was trialed amongst undergraduates and postgraduates to measure its value for dental education. The results have been very encouraging, with the latter group especially benefiting from being able to see the webcasts in their own time, on their PCs at home or work.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Reynolds, Mason, Eaton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre of Flexible Learning in Dentistry, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>King's College London Dental Institute </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. What the experts say… <ul><li>“ Webcasting may offer educational benefits including increased participation and discussion, as well as fostering a more in-depth understanding of concepts compared to traditional lecturing in large groups [ 14 , 17 ]. Webcasting can also save students’ time and money [ 1 ] and help with potential conflicts that can occur between students’ family and home lives and attendance at university [ 13 ].” </li></ul><ul><li>G.R Williamson,* I Maramba, R.B Jones, and J Morris </li></ul><ul><li>The Open Nursing Journal </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Government and Webcasting <ul><li>U.S. Department of Education has many webcasts available for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Final Thought <ul><li>Webcasts are so easy to use and do not require training. There are many great webcasts and webcasting sites already online. With the available resources in schools (computers, cameras, and the internet) webcasting is a great way to differentiate instruction. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Your Turn <ul><li>There are so many components to webcasting, what aspect do you think is the most beneficial? </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with ways you can use webcasting. Please post your answer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Later in the week I will post a document with possible ways to use webcasting at all different levels (I want to give everyone a chance to think about this first!). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will you use webcasting in the future? </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>You have successfully submitted &quot;Technology Skills&quot;Submitted: 12/22/2009 09:43:55 PM EST Submitted To: Marguerite Costello </li></ul>

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